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    • EHR Use Remains Under Fire: Consider Locums to Right the Ship

      The United States took a big step in the right direction when it enacted the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act back in 2009. Electronic health records (EHRs) were at the center of this legislation, and ever since, adoption has skyrocketed across the nation. Per the l...

      Jess Huckins Jess Huckins | September 28, 2016

    • Shining a Light on Beacon Communities

      There is no question that modern medical technology offers physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants new opportunities to deliver healthcare in ways that are cost-efficient and patient-oriented, especially with vulnerable populations such as the elderly, ethnic minorities, and people...

      Brian W. Wu, Ph.D. Brian W. Wu, Ph.D. | July 22, 2016

    • What’s the UW-Madison PA Distance Education Program All About?

      According to the Journal of Western Medicine, one of the chronic problems with the American medical system has been doctors’ tendency to practice in urban or suburban areas, leaving a dearth of medical care in rural ones. While nearly 20 percent of Americans live in rural areas, only 9 percent of ph...

      Brian W. Wu, Ph.D. Brian W. Wu, Ph.D. | July 15, 2016

    • Technologically Speaking: What to Expect From Healthcare in the Next 10 Years

      Though industry-specific technology will always occupy a big space in healthcare, there’s no question that consumer tech plays just as large a role in influencing the shape and texture of the industry. Every major technology to hit the business and private sectors has been adapted for use in medical...

      Evan Wade Evan Wade | June 15, 2016

    • Satisfaction, Time, and Empathy: How Automation Is Changing Healthcare

      With healthcare reimbursement increasingly subject to patient satisfaction, being empathetic is more important than ever. At the same time, though, medical professionals nationwide are experiencing near-unprecedented demands on their time and expertise. According to a recent study in the Journal of...

      Jess Huckins Jess Huckins | June 03, 2016

    • Tools to Make Your Healthcare Job Easier

      The tools don’t always make the professional, but they can certainly make a medical professional’s job easier. If work-provided implements just aren’t cutting it, here’s some hardware that’ll make you wonder how you ever did without. Pens — No, Really Low-tech? Maybe. Simple? Certainly. But never a...

      Evan Wade Evan Wade | May 27, 2016

    • Telemedicine Has Arrived — Are You Ready?

      To be honest, I was skeptical about telemedicine. As a preceptor, I’ve spent most of my career training PA, NP, and DO students on the importance of physical exams. One of the first “pearls” I taught was to put your hand gently on someone’s shoulder as you auscultated their heart and lungs. When you...

      Beth Smolko, MMS, PA-C Beth Smolko, MMS, PA-C | May 13, 2016

    • 5 Apps That Are Revolutionizing How Medical Professionals Work

      Technology has brought major changes to the healthcare field. Scheduling, drug research, and continuing education, among other aspects, have all been affected by the rise of the internet and smartphones. In fact, according to Pew Research Center, 64 percent of American adults now own a smartphone, ...

      Emma Siemasko Emma Siemasko | April 29, 2016

    • The 3 Best Apps for Patient Communication

      Communication is the foundation on which any good relationship stands, and this is especially true for the provider-patient relationship. Communicating with patients is generally easy when they’re at a hospital or clinic, but what happens when they are unable to physically see a doctor or have quest...

      Zach Ahlgrim Zach Ahlgrim | April 08, 2016

    • The 5 Best Fitness Apps for Locum Tenens

      As a care provider, you know the deal: Along with diet, daily exercise is important to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The Department of Health and Human Services recommends that healthy adults get, per week, at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity, 75 minutes of “vigorous” aerobic activi...

      Zach Ahlgrim Zach Ahlgrim | March 25, 2016

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